CRIME & SAFETY
Mendocino County Jail bookings: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:. TRANSPORTATION OF MARIJUANA: Efrain Aquino, 35, of New York, was booked at Mendocino County Jail May 24 on suspicion of possessing and transporting marijuana for sale and disorderly conduct. He was arrested by the California Highway Patrol.
Man convicted of robbing Boonville market sentenced to five years
A man who was arrested in New York City late last year while trying to flee to South America after robbing a market in Mendocino County was recently sentenced to state prison, the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office reported. According to the office of DA David Eyster, Matias Tomas...
Feather Alert issued for at-risk missing woman out of Humboldt County
SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol issued a Feather Alert for Humboldt, Mendocino and Sacramento counties to help locate an at-risk missing woman. CHP issued the alert for Cassandra Miller. She was last seen May 10 in the city of Loleta in Humboldt County. Police say she...
Humboldt County Woman Badly Injured in Piercy Crash Saturday
A Humboldt County couple were injured in a northern Mendocino County crash on Hwy 101 while returning from a surgery on the woman’s arm in the Bay Area Saturday. Grace and Bobby Hill drove north on 101 after Grace’s surgery on a broken arm when Bobby drifted off the road near Piercy. Their truck flipped leaving Grace with major injuries. She needed to be medivacked to Santa Rosa. Bobby was also injured though not as seriously.
Sheriff hears from residents in Covelo
Folks from Covelo gathered at the recreation center last week to meet with the Mendocino County Sheriff to discuss issues in Round Valley. Issues regarding underage drinking, violence, loose dogs, and the hesitations of people to cooperate with law enforcement were discussed at length.
MCSO: Use of Narcan saves another overdose victim in Ukiah this month
For at least the second time this month, a deputy administered Narcan to save the life of a Ukiah man suffering from an overdose, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office reported. According to the MCSO, a deputy on patrol in Ukiah Tuesday was flagged down by a person in the...
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy Aid’s Man Overdosing
Press release from Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:. On 05-23-2023 at approximately 9:13 P.M., a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy was on-duty and traveling in the 200 block of North Orchard Avenue in the City of Ukiah (California). During this time the Deputy was flagged down by a bystander who...
Mendocino County DA: Covelo man convicted of murder Monday
A Covelo man was convicted of second-degree murder this week in Mendocino County Superior Court, the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office reported. According to the office of DA David Eyster, a jury found Dino Blackbear Lincoln, also known as Dino Michael Blackbear, a 36-year-old resident of Covelo, guilty of murder in the second degree and felony reckless evading of a peace officer.
Defendant in Covelo Bar Murder Case Found Guilty
A Mendocino County man has been found guilty of murdering a man outside a Covelo bar. Dino Blackbear Lincoln was convicted by a jury for the second degree murder of Kenneth Whipple as well as assault with a deadly weapon and reckless driving while evading police. He’ll be sentenced on July 27th and faces up to life in prison. Lincoln’s attorney is planning to appeal. Lincoln killed Whipple in September of 2021 outside The Buckhorn Bar at Greely Street and Highway 162. A couple days later, he led police on a chase in Fort Bragg resulting in another driver getting injured. The chase ended when Lincoln crashed into a ditch and ran away. He was arrested the following day.
Man Convicted of Second Degree Murder in Covelo Killing
Facebook post from the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office:. A Mendocino County jury returned within the first hour of the new work week to announce it had found the trial defendant guilty almost as charged. Defendant Dino Blackbear Lincoln, also known as Dino Michael Blackbear, age 36 of Covelo,...
Traffic Accident Near Piercy Prompts Air Ambulance—Two Reportedly Injured
A traffic accident near the Mendocino/Humboldt County line resulted in a pickup truck coming to rest on its side and two occupants reportedly injured. An air ambulance was requested and will be landing at the Piercy post office to intercept the patients. Initially reported around 7:07 p.m., a pick-up truck...
MCSO Arrests Woman for Cutting Ex-Boyfriend
This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:. On 05-12-2023 at approximately 2:18 AM Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to...
Argentinian Man Sentenced to 5 Years in State Prison for Boonville Market Armed Robbery
The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office:. As anticipated, defendant Matias Tomas Vietto, age 22, of Argentina, was sentenced to state prison Friday morning for a term of five years. Vietto had worked in the Boonville area for five months as a field laborer while traveling in the United States on a tourist visa.
MCSO: Deputy administers NARCAN to overdose victim in Ukiah
A deputy administered a likely lifesaving dose of NARCAN to a man experiencing an overdose in Ukiah earlier this month, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office reported. According to the MCSO, a deputy responded to the 300 block of East Perkins Street around 12:15 a.m. May 1 after hearing a medical response requested for a possible overdose of a 32-year-old man.
Ukiah man sentenced to 33 years for assault with chain
A Ukiah man was sentenced to 33 years in prison recently for an assault with a chain that broke the victim’s arm last fall, the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office reported. According to DA David Eyster, Timmy Kent Cooper, 61, was sentenced May 12 in Mendocino County Superior...
Recent OD Patient Saved, the 15th Narcan Assisted Save by Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Since April 2019
Press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:. On 05-01-2023 at approximately 12:15 A.M., a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy overheard a radio broadcast for a medical aid for a possible overdose in the 300 block of East Perkins Street in the City of Ukiah (California). Upon arriving the...
A Ukiah Man Will Serve 33 Years to Life for Assaulting Another with a Chain
The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office:. Defendant Timmy Kent Cooper, age 61, formerly of Ukiah, was sentenced Friday morning in the Mendocino County Superior Court to 33 years to life in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. As previously reported,...
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